Have you ever wanted to experience travelling alone? If you have, then here are some of the best destinations for you to go exploring on your own.
Just the thought of getting on a plane and jetting off to somewhere all alone can be daunting to a lot of people, especially the plus size clothing type, but it doesn’t have to be! There are so many destinations around the world that are perfectly suited for solo travellers to visit and there are so many tours you can do, whether it be full day tours or half day tours, and the great thing is that it doesn’t matter what your budget is or how old you are! Everyone is doing it for the same reason, to explore the world on a whole new level.
So here are our top 7 picks…
1. New York City, USA
Whether you want to stroll down 5th Avenue, visit all of the museums that show off their amazing museum art and design works, eat as much food as you can manage, or even just grab a book and sit in Central Park, your options are endless in this city! Want the New York experience? Go straight to Times Square and embrace the energy that surrounds that place 24/7 or go venture down to Broadway and watch a play. Or if you are wanting to understand the city on a deeper level then visit the 9/11 memorial for a glimpse into the city’s history.
2. Costa Rica, Central America
In Costa Rica, you always have so much to choose from when it comes to finding things to do. If you are feeling adventurous, you can go zip lining and white water rafting, or do some hiking through the jungles and volcanoes. Or if you would like to relax, there are plenty of spas and retreats you can go to, and there are even some hot springs to visit!
3. Dublin, Ireland
Dublin would have to be one of the friendliest places in the world. You can be walking down the street, stumble across a bar and go inside, and then by the time you leave several hours later, you would have made a number of new mates.
4. Reykjavik, Iceland
Considered one of the safest countries in the world, Iceland is one of the best places to travel to solo. You can take your time when there and go whale and dolphin watching, spot geysers, relax in the geothermal spa the Blue Lagoon, or take an excursion to the Northern Lights. So many beautiful and breathtaking things to see and do, it makes the best adventure.
5. Barcelona, Spain
There are always heaps of people out and about in Barcelona, so much so that you’ll find yourself just sitting there and people watching from the cafes or on the beach where the outdoor gym is full of people strutting around and preening. Make yourself comfortable perched at the really cool bars that are around, go into town to experience the cultural differences, or go have a quick swim in the ocean whenever you desire because it is all at your fingertips.
6. Melbourne, Australia
You don’t have to be in your twenties to go backpacking around Australia. There are so many amazing places suited for solo travellers and Melbourne tops it in my opinion! Your options are endless when in Melbourne. You have a large range of bars you can go to, so many different sporting events for you to choose from, with a notable mention of the MCG which looks like it’s lit up with industrial lighting, and even some beautiful places you can travel to for a day or even a weekend. A personal favourite of mine being Yarra Valley wine tours.
7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is such a beautiful place full of so much life and culture. Spend your time visiting art museums and markets, or for a bit more adventure, jump on a bike and ride around or hop on a boat and go for a cruise down the canal. The city is always buzzing and the people are so welcoming.